Rouzerville’s World War II monument rededicated

“Veterans, politicians and local residents gathered in Red Run Park Wednesday evening to rededicate Rouzerville’s World War II memorial only a few days after the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Part of the project included moving the World War II memorial — consisting of a World War II era cannon and a bronze plaque — from its location between two homes in Rouzerville to the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at the park. The second part was refurbishing the memorial, which included rebronzing the plaque and replacing the equipment that attaches it to the stone display.”

rouserville plaqueClick to read story by Zach Glenn, The Record Herald 6/12/14

Bexley civic society unveils plaque honouring explorer

“A plaque dedicated to Lieut Henry Robertson ‘Birdie’ Bowers, who took part in the ill fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, was unveiled on May 30 at 11am.

“It was erected by the Bexley Civic Society at 13 Carlton Road, Sidcup, where the explorer had lived from 1891 to 1897.”

bixley plaqueClick to read story by Molly Kersey, reporter, Bixley Times 6/3/14

Petersburg uses plaques to mark Civil War history

“PETERSBURG – The city is proudly displaying its brick and mortar battle wounds just in time for the Civil War sesquicentennial. In collaboration with the National Parks Service, the High Street Association and the city of Petersburg, the city is issuing two different plaques to honor buildings that have been hit by artillery during the Siege of Petersburg or were standing at the time of the war.”

Click to read story by Leah Small (staff writer) 5/24/14

Going to the wall for lost plaques

“As an ardent genealogist, Harold Kravis enjoys playing detective.

These days, the Livingston resident and member of Congregation Ahavas Sholom in Newark is engaged in a major hunt. He is searching for the whereabouts of a memorial plaque honoring his great-grandfather, Morris Kravitz, who came to Newark from Poland in 1903.”

Click to read story by Robert Wiener 5/14/14